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    Opportunity: Postdoctoral position @ Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago -- Chicago, IL (US)
    Submitted by Natalia Maltsev; posted on Monday, October 01, 2012

    BACKGROUND

    The GEDI project at the University of Chicago is aimed to develop an integrated computational platform and a suite of bioinformatics tools to support high-throughput translational medicine projects (with the emphasis on the studies of neurodevelopmental and mental disorders).

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the development, implementation and validation of bioinformatics algorithms for feature- and networks-based gene prioritization and reconstruction of context-dependent integrative disease models; writing scientific papers and presenting the results of the studies at the workshops and conferences. Self-motivated candidates, interested in mathematical and statistical aspects of research, the development of new creative methods for intelligent data analysis and skilled in programming are strongly encouraged to apply.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Ph.D. in mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, or related areas. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Expertise in computational modeling (machine learning and data mining) with applications to networks and high-dimensional data analysis. Substantial programming experience in R, Matlab, Perl, Java is required.

    PREFERENCES

    Experience in genomic data analysis and familiarity with major concepts of molecular biology and translational medicine are strongly preferred.

    LOCALE

    The University of Chicago campus is located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should send their application, a statement of interests (1-2 pages), the expected date of availability, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references by email to Prof. Natalia Maltsev (maltsev[at]uchicago.edu).

    DEADLINE

    November 30, 2012

    POLICY

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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